John Jacobi

1670, Germany.

December 14, 1750, London, England.

St. Paul’s, Covent Garden, London, England.

After emigrating to England, Jacobi was appointed Keeper of the Royal German Chapel, St. James Palace, around 1708, a position he held the rest of his life. He is best known for his translations of German chorales into English. His works include:

  1. Eternity! Tremendous Word
  2. Holy Ghost, Dispel Our Sadness
  3. O Jesus Christ, True Light of God
  4. ’Tis Sure, That Awful Time Will Come